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Fight the Bite: Tire Recycling Event

Fight the Bite: Tire Recycling Event

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Senator Patty Ritchie hosts recycling events in Oswego County to help fight the bite and stop the spread of EEE.
Senator Patty Ritchie hosts recycling events in Oswego County to help fight the bite and stop the spread of EEE.

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Published by: pritchie10 on Apr 22, 2014
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From Senator Patty Ritchie and Oswego County Public Health
“EEE is one of the most severe mosquito-transmitted diseases.”
The best protection from EEE is to keep mosquitoes from biting you.
EEE is a virus spread by mosquitoes that, while rare, is almost always fatal to humans. There is no human vaccine to prevent EEE, so the best wayto stop it is to protect yourself from disease-carrying mosquitoes.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Use insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
Always follow all directions and precautions on the product label.

Fix your screens.

Mosquitoes can enter your home through rips and tears in screens and open windows.

Wear long-sleeves and pants.

Drain standing water.

Mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing. Spraying repellent on clothes can help.

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water in fl ower pots, buckets, bird baths, clogged gutters and yard debris.

Be aware of peak mosquito hours.

Dusk to dawn are peak biting hours, but some mosquitoes bite all day. Consider staying indoors when mosquitoes are most active.

Thank you, Senator Ritchie, for making sure that our ‘Moo’ didn;t die wihtout something positive for Oswego County coming as a result.

Aunt of EEE Victim Maggie Sue Wilcox

Donna Wilcox

Senator Patty Ritchie is working to stop EEE
Following the death of 4-year-old Maggie Sue Wilcox from EEE, Senator Ritchie has been leading the effort to raise awareness of the disease and find ways to stop its spread.
Secured nearly a half million dollars to help Oswego County’s fight against EEE. Removed over 2,000 mosquito-breeding waste tires last summer, with a special state grant Provided funding for low-cost vaccine for thousands of horses Launched educational program aimed at school children and families, warning of the dangers of EEE. Worked with health experts to urge more research into a human vaccination

46 East Bridge St., 1st Floor Oswego, NY 13126 (315) 342-2057

Senator Patty Ritchie

Protect Yourself and Your Family from EEE
Clean up your yard and help fight mosquitoes and EEE Free disposal of up to four car tires $5 fee for each additional tire) Open to Oswego County residents only Over 2,000 tires collected last summer Paid for through a special state grant from Senator Patty Ritchie Electronic waste (used TVs, computers, radios) also will be accepted free of charge

Fight the Bite!

An Important Message from Senator Patty Ritchie, the Oswego County Health Department and the Family of Maggie Sue Wilcox.

Fight the Bite FREE Tire Recycling Event

Sat., May 17 • Sat., June 14 8 am to Noon
At the County Transfer Stations
Bristol Hill/Fulton 3125 NYS Route 3 Hannibal 1167 County Rt. 7 Hastings 1391 US Rt. 11 Pulaski 100 County Rt. 2A Oswego 700 E. Seneca St. Oswego County Solid Waste: 591-9200 • Frank Visser, Director

Stay Safe from EEE
What is EEE?
Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a rare but serious viral disease spread by mosquitoes. There are 5-10 human cases in the US annually.

Who is at risk?

Everyone – but people over 50, and under 15, are at greatest risk of serious infection.

Is there a vaccine for EEE? What are the symptoms?

Special Information for Horse Owners
EEE can infect humans, but it is much more common in horses, and has resulted in deaths of dozens of horses in Central New York in recent years. While there is not yet a human vaccine for EEE, there is for horses. Ask your veterinarian about the EEE vaccine for your horses.

No. But Senator Ritchie has sponsored legislation to help develop a human vaccine. Severe cases begin with a sudden onset of headache, high fever, chills and vomiting. Seek immediate medical help.

When do symptoms occur?

From the NYS Department of Health

4-10 days after a bite from an infected mosquito.

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